Third to first

Third to first

• Alejandro De Aza returned to Saturday's starting lineup after missing Friday due to a stomach ailment.

• According to Elias, Sale became the third pitcher in the last 100 years to lose a game while striking out at least 14 batters and allowing no earned runs. The other pitchers were Jim Scott of the White Sox, with Scott fanning 15 but losing, 2-0, to the St. Louis Browns on June 22, 1913, and Cleveland's Sam McDowell, who struck out 14 but lost to the Angels, 2-0, on July 6, 1968. Despite making just 41 career starts, Sale has games of 15, 14, 13, 12 and 11 (twice) strikeouts.

• The White Sox have a 6-17 record in series openers this season.

• With 916 quality starts since 2003, the White Sox trail only the Angels (917) during that time frame in that category across Major League Baseball.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.